A religion is a system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods in men by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and clothing those conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic. - Clifford Geertz
most of us can only deny short-term pleasures because we see a realistic path between self-denial now and something better down the road. - David Brooks
If writing is your passion, write and don’t let anyone else convince you otherwise. You don’t need to quit your day job to do it. Create a realistic schedule and stick with it. - Bindu Adai
Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try. - Peggy Noonan
What happens if a big asteroid hits Earth ? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad. - Dave Barry
Should' assumes that when either willingness or ability is lacking, it may be compensated for by an abundance of the other. This is simply not realistic. - Agnostic Zetetic
Your dreams will remain just a dream unless you take small and realistic steps towards achieving them. - Eileen Anglin
In my opinion, there are two things that can absolutely not be carried to the screen: the realistic presentation of the sexual act and praying to God. - Orson Welles
Always set small, realistic goals that you know you can achieve first. But don't give up on the bigger ones that may seem too far from your reach. - W.D. Lady
Our generation is realistic, for we have come to know man as he really is. After all, man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord's Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips. - Viktor E. Frankl
I think there’s a ton of fear in the perception of romance in part because there’s something very realistic in great romance — namely, that women have the right to demand relationships that are based on equality and honesty and trust and, yes, a great sex life. - Sarah MacLean
When you're young, try to be realistic; as you get older, become idealistic. You'll live longer.
If someone tells you he is going to make ``a realistic decision,' you immediately understand that he is going to do something bad.
You have to be realistic about terrorism. Certain groups of people, certain groups, Muslim fundamentalists, Christian fundamentalists, Jewish fundamentalists, and just plain guys from Montana, are going to continue to make life in this country very interesting for a long, long time. - George Carlin
I describe in a realistic form a nonrealistic reality.
Thinking rationally is often different from "positive thinking," in that it is a realistic assessment of the situation, with a view towards rectifying the problem if possible.
Nothing I do is natural, realistic, organic or accidental. I'm never spontaneous, I'm completely premeditated. - Nuno Roque
the only realistic choice is to follow your dreams - Ricky Yousuf
Don't be too realistic , It will make you an Idiot . - Unknown Phylosopher
Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not. - Deepak Chopra
We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic. - Susan Jeffers
Each store will fulfil some of your needs, but no individual store can meet all of your needs. Learning how to set realistic expectations now and in future relationships requires you to examine each of the existing stores to see what they can offer. - Janet Crain
Be knowledgeable, but not realistic! - Goran Spasa
Happiness is an inner perception, not an outer realistic conception. - Debasish Mridha
There is an exuberance in good fantasy quite unlike the most exalted moments of realistic fiction. Both forms have similar goals; but realism walks where fantasy dances. - Lloyd Alexander